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November, 1999 Archive

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Tips
Gift Suggestions
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on an update to Fly!, links to a new Parsec movie, information on a possible Mac version of Na Pali, links to a UT "Skin" Making Tutorial, links to some Oni and Halo movies, links to an Anachronox interview, links to a petition for Homeworld for Mac, links to a Traitors Gate review, and links to a tutorial called Frag Different.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [1:01 PM CST]
MGL has added the new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on a new sale from Mac-O-Rama, links to a CapitolMac, information from CapitolMac, links to new Parsec movie, a new rop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

News Summary [9:07 AM CST]
MGL has their own preview of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, ifnroamtion on an update to FLY! to version 1.01.81, some Diablo II information, information on the King of Dragon Pass Demo,

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Old AV Mac Saves PC User
This is a delightful story whose title says it all. A very enjoyable read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Top 10 Dangers for Apple in 1999 - Final Report
John Martlellaro finishes up his year-long report (3rd installment) on the the dangers for Apple in today's market. In this piece, he basically rates the issues he first named in late 1998. A very good read.

Mac Intelligence - Breaking up Microsoft
Phillip Machinick looks at a potential Microsoft break up from a very different perspective. He thinks that a break up could actually do the company some good and backs this up with some interesting research from some colleagues.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:05 AM CST]
MacInTouch has expanded their Internet access routers report, reader information on AirPort and tips on getting a good deal on Sears, information that is not Mac related about rebate checks, a rumor that Apple's Cinema Displays may be shipping soon, some updated reports, and industry news.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, November 29th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top News Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Interviews
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Tips/Explanations
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Art of War - Exploiting The Critical Failure Path
This is one of the best anaylsis yet to come from John Martellaro. Today he examines the concept of Single Point of Failure as it relates to Apple's war on the Wintel hegemony. An extremely good read!

The Farr Site - Flash Different: iBook Coyote RAM
John Farr delves into...everything, as he is wont to do. Included is an interesting phenomenon and the iBook. Always a good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [2:45 AM CST]
MGL has added information on a new Mac-only Myth 2 order, and information about an update to Madden NFL 2000.

News Summary [9:47 AM CST]
MGL has information on the Unreal Tournament demo, an update on Descent 3, a new Tame the Game with Mark Adams, reader reports on Madden NFL 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:45 PM CST]
IMG has news from Blizzard, information on Neverwinter Nights, news on an update to GameRanger, news on the Quake 3 ArenaTaunt Script, and information on Depaker 2.

MacSimple

A Day in the Life of a CompUSA Mac Addict
Rodney O. Laine chronicles a day of working at CompUSA. An interesting read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:45 AM CST]
MacInTouch has an AirPort Performance analysis, a new access routers report, product news, reader reports of a problem with Apple's USB Card Support 1.3.5, a reader report on booting a "Sawtooth" G4 Power Mac with a BootX test, information on an Excel bug, updated reports, and other industry news.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 26th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements
Columns
Tips
Opinions
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacSoldiers

Should Apple change its name?
Samuel Sharp explores an interesting topic, and brings real strength to the idea of Apple re-branding under a different name to escape the ill-will that many non-Mac users feel towards Apple's products in general. An interesting read.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: Does Anyone Remember AppleFest, The Forerunner To Macworld?
Gordon Thygeson takes us WAY back with a history of Apple-related trade shows starting with Applefest. It sure brings back some fond memories. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

The Secret Mac: Have A PowerBook? Trash Your Hard Drive Often? Maybe You Should - Battery Saving Secrets
David Pogue and Joseph Schorr tour us through a few little-known battery saving tips for Powerbook users. An informative read, for sure!

osOpinion

The End of the Desktop OS?
Gareth Barnard gives an interesting look into the future of operating systems and what life might be like with truly shared resources via networking. An interesting read, for sure!

Low End Mac

Things Macintosh - Thanks, Many Thanks
Rodney O. Lain recounts a few interesting tales of Mac users helping other Mac users, and gives us all a retrospective look at those things for which we shoule be thankful -- as Mac users, anyway. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:45 AM CST]
IMG has details about the upcoming Stephen King game, F13, an update to the Unreal Tournament Demo (348m4) which fixes some Mac OS 8.1 bugs, and information about an upcoming update to Madden 2000.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information about ViaVoice demos this weekend, reader feedback about the Japanese Mac retail market and CompUSA removing Mac OS 9 from the shelves due to apparant Trademark issues. Product announcements round out their offerings for today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, November 24th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG has information on the Unreal Tournament RAVE Demo, news about new drivers from 3dfx, news that Descent 3 is shipping, and news about Quake 3: Arena.

MacBC

The Mac Files: The Naughty Mac Web
Bob Allis responds to one of our own columns arguing that the conclusions reached by Michael Munger are incorrect. A good read.

osOpinion

And the cheapest OS on the market is?
Stanislav Kelman talks about recent claims by Microsoft that they drive down software costs (a flagrant lie) and that their OS costs less than most other OSs. Mr. Kelman offers some hard numbers on a number of competing offerings. A good read.

It's Ok To Be Different
Stanislav Kelman examines Apple's influence on the computer industry at large. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac User for a Month #5 - Long Live Apple
Eric "Zoltan" DeStefano completes his 5-part series on being a first time Mac user for a month. This has been a fascinating series and this installment closes out with final thoughts. A very good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Let's Go Christmas Shopping
John Martellaro delivers another great column. This time he looks at e-commerce and the spirit of Christmas. A very good, and hard hitting, read.

The Road Warrior - Professional PowerBook Prognostications (Plus Road Warrior Mailbag)
Charles Moore sounds off on the state of the PowerBook. A good read with some great points.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:15 AM]
MGL has news on Unreal Tournament Demo, information on Mac Voodoo3 Reference driver 1.0b9, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:10 AM]
MacInTouch has information on the release of IBM's ViaVoice, information on Global Village, news on changes to Apple System Profiler 2.4.2, information on Apple G4 specs, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday November 23rd, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Trick or treaty
MtK has information on Apple polcies, rumors of Flash 5, and some news from Adobe. Always interesting, a good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary Update [3:05 PM]
MGL has added informationon playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire on the web, some new deals on Descent 3 and Myth: The Total Codex, links to some Halo and Oni trailers, news from Freeform Interactive, some news on Oni, information on SimCity, informationon Neverwinter Nights, informationon Quake III: Arena, and news about American McGee's Alice.

News Summary [9:05 AM]
MGL has links to an Elite Force interview with Brian Shubat, comments from John Carmack on Quake III: Arena completion, links to a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week , information from Clan MacGaming, information on USB Real Feel GameShark, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG hhas information on Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, news on Quake 3: Arena, lots of news from Bungie, and links to a column by Jeff Vogel of SpiderwebSoftware.

Applelinks

Abacus - Anti-Trust: In the Most Literal Sense
Del Miller delves into the MIcrosoft Anti-trust trial, Judge Jackson's rulings, and the implications for Microsoft. A very good anaylsis and a great read.

MacDiscussion

Well Tempered Mac - Apple and the College Crowd Part 2
Josh Whitver continues an earlier column where he applies his college perspective on selling Macs to college students. A good read.

MacOPINION

The Mac Trap
MacOPINION has a great editorial from a guest writer. Carmel deals with moving an office and the mystique of the Mac. A very good read.

Mac Skeptic - Life in a Northern Town
Jeff Lewis takes a shot at the fact that there is still no Apple Store in Canada. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM]
MacInTouch has a new report on AirPort Wireless Networking, lots of product news, information on a PowerBook IBM hard drive noise problem, information on a new Apple TIL article on FireWire card power problems, information on a PowerBook USB sleep bug , and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday November 22nd, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Recipes With Apples
Site and Column Summaries

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Macs, Womanhood, and the Guadalajara Grill
The title just about says it, but this column is a delight to read. Mr. Farr also touches on moving, PC flames, ordering a new iBook, and a dozen other topics. Always a good read.

The Warp Core - The Image Socket
John Martellaro delves into the future of computers with an interesting glimpse back at the iMac in its day. A great read, as always.

MacProvider

SALE OF THE CENTURY (or what's left of it)
John Martellaro delves into the future of computers with an interesting glimpse back at the iMac in its day. A great read, as always.

Salon.com

Trapped in a health net
While not specifically Mac related, Salon has an interesting look at a Domain Name dispute between a large HMO and a smaller non-profit company. Interesting read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MacInTouch has a new FireWire Guide, information on a PowerBook hard drive noise problem, lots of product news and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MGL has news about Simon and Schuster's future offerings, links to a new Mac Shadowbane site, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of The Day from Westlake Interactive.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [9:40 PM]
IMG has news about Quake 3 Arena, information on a new release of MacMAME, information on a new release from Carrot software, makers of MegaMine Sweeper, and links to a Unreal Tournament Q&A.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, November 19th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG has information on Teenage Witch: Brat Attack, an update on MacMAME, information on RAVE Unreal Tournament Demo, and information on Mega Minesweeper 0.9.5b0.

MacWeek

Does Sherlock 2 play fair?
MacWeek has a very good report on another Apple screwup. Sherlock 2 does not display ads from any sites searched except the default ones, and overrides these other ads with their own. A good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - Spanish Main Of The Internet, Or The Place Where Everybody Knows Your (Nick)name?
Charles Moore offers his thoughts on the world of Hotline. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

The Secret Mac - A Garage Sale Of PowerPC Mac Secrets - Would You Pay $10,000 For A New Mac? People Did!
David Pougue and Joseph Schorr offer more tips and information than you can shake a stick at (try it, we did, and couldn't). A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:40 AM]
MacInTouch has reader comments on automatic software updates, reader information on Apple's reseller programs, information on AirPort, information on the Apple Tech Info Library, more information on Acrobat, some benchmarks on OpenGL 1.1.2 from a reader, and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:30 AM]
MGL has news from NVIDIA, news from Electronic Arts, links to new Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen screenshots, information on Myth: The Total Codex, some very important comments from 3dfx, links to some cheats for Quake III: Arena, information on a Mac Unreal Tournament giveaway, information on a new release of PlayMaker Football, links to a Voyager interview with Kevin Schilder, information on the new version of OpenGL from Apple, some extremely important comments from John Carmack on Mac/Linux versions of Quake III.news on the Quake III: Arena Demo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday November 18th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcement
Columns
Tips/Explanations
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG has information on the Mac Quake 3 Arena Demo, information on an update to Bugdom, an update on Mac Half - Life, links to a Raven Software interview, information on an update to Playmaker Football, links to a Diablo II interview and screenshot, an update on Mac Star Wars Episode One: Racer Preorder, links to new DS9: The Fallen screen shots, news from Electronic Arts on some new James Bond titles, and an update on Unreal Tournament.

Salon.com

Sunspots
This piece is not about Macs, but instead takes the form of a diary in the year 2003 with someone dealing with Windows on their washer and dryer (washing machine crashed due to mismatched socks), and other very humorous pokes at both Microsoft and Sun. Very funny and a good read.

St. Petersburg Times Online

Making a case for the Mac
This is a great story about a Windows user who bought an iMac with her sisters for their 80 year old parents. Why? Because it was easier to use! A great story and the link attribution goes to Applelinks.

Low End Mac

Mac Metamorphosis - Reassessment
Eric Stefano offers his thoughts on Windows 2000, Microsoft, Microsoft users, Macs, and the computing industry. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

The Resurrected Mac - Virtual Memory Can Slow Down A System, Especially If You Set It Up Wrong
Lon Poole has the ins and outs on Virtual Memory. This is an information packed piece that offers explanations, tips, and instructions. A good read if you are interested in VM.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:40 AM]
MacInTouch has a new report covering Automatic Software Updates, plenty of product news, information on Apple's AirPort Software Base Station, updated news on an NDS security bug, information on a glitch with Stuffit 5.1.5, reader feedback on Acrobat 4, and some updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MGL has links to a Mac Unreal Tournament giveaway, news about PlayMaker Football v2.3, links to a Voyager interview with Kevin Schilder, information about Updating OpenGL, information on Quake III: Arena , a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday November 17th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinion
Tips/Facts
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

San Francisco Chronicle

Microsoft `Big Time' Guilty, Silicon Valley Congressman Says - Its attempt to stifle competition clear cut, according to Campbell
The San Francisco Chronicle reports on a US Representative who "also happens to teach anti-trust law." Tom Cambell says that Microsoft met with the predetermined intent to restrain trade and that this is what will kill them. A very informative and good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:45 PM]
IMG has news that Descent 3 has gone gold, information on GameRanger 1.0b13, and news from Fiendish Games.

Low End Mac

Online with a PowerBook Duo
Mac Daniel tells us what to do to get that PowerBook Duo online. You have to love the PowerBook Duo.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:28 AM]
MacInTouch has interenet security concerns on some issues, product news, links to an AirPort troubleshooting article from Apple, infromation on Adobe PressReady, information on a NDS security bug, information on Norton Utilities Update 5.0.1, and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:25 AM]
MGL has links to a new Diablo II screenshot, links to Quake III: Arena character informaiton and other Quake III information, news that support for Madden has been added in GameRanger 1.0b13 and other Madden information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday November 17th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Story Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips/Explanations
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:35 PM]
MGL has added links to two new Halo screenshots, and news that The Forgotten is shipping.

News Summary [9:35 AM]
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, an update on Mac Unreal Tournament, links to a preview of Mac Unreal Tournament. informationon networking in Madden NFL 2000, information on a iMac DV Special Edition giveaway, news that Star Trek Creator Deluxe is shipping, information on the acquisition of GT INteractive by Infogrames, an update on Diablo II, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM]
IMG has information on Chimera, news about the buyout of GT Interactive, more details about Voodoo4/5, news that Fiendish Games is considering offering Mac titles, links to some Toy Story 2 Action Game Screenshots, information on the Unreal Tournament RAVE Demo, comments from Carmack on Q3A Demo Test, information on ngWorldStats Support in Unreal Tournament, links to Two More Halo Screenshots, and an update on Mac Pod Racer.

MacOS.About.com

Mac OS Desktop Picture Pick of the Week: Desktop Consoles
MacOS.About.com points us to some great Mac desktop pictures. These are some excellent console images.

Mac Skeptic - The Inevitable Microsoft Trial Column
Jeff Lewis takes an indepth look at the Microsoft anti-trust trial so far. A good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia/Engine - How to Write for The Macintosh Web
John Martellaro and Del Miller have combined to write an excellent piece that offers tips to Macheads wanting to write for the Mac web. This is an excellent piece for anyone interested in this.

Mac Skeptic - The Inevitable Microsoft Trial Column
Jeff Lewis takes an indepth look at the Microsoft anti-trust trial so far. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:40 AM]
MacInTouch has news that Apple is seeding the next version of OS X, plenty of product news, more infromation on FTP performance problems with Mac OS 9, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, November 15th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top News Links
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Interviews
Announcements
Columns
Humor
Opinions
Tips/Explanations
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:31 PM]
IMG has posted news on the Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 announcements from 3Dfx, an update on Quake 3: Arena Demo, and an update on Unreal Tournament.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [3:30 PM]
MGL has added news from Bungie, information on a new game called Ballroom Solitaire, an update n Unreal Tournament, an update on Mac Heavy Metal: FAKK2, and links to a Graphic Simulations chat.

News Summary [10:45 AM]
MGL has news that 3dfx has announced Voodoo4 and Voodoo5, links to two new Halo screenshots, links to new Deep Space Nine: The Fallen screenshots, an update on the Mac Quake III: Arena Demo, links to an interview with Pangea's Brian Greenstone, news on the Descent 3 Demo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - UFO Geekout on Lobo Peak
John Farr offers a delightful tale of UFOs, DNS problems on his Mac, a nifty utility called WhatRoute, and other issues. A very good read.

The Warp Core - Whatever Happened to MacOS X Server?
Looking for news on MacOS X Server? John Martellaro interviews Scott Anguish of StepWise. Very informative, a good read as always.

MacBC

60 Megahertz
MacBC offers their brutally honest opinion of events in and out of the Mac world. Included this week is a frank assessment of MacOS Rumors (thanks for defending our honor!), and other news. A good read.

MacCentral

Software Station - Mozilla on the move
Ben Wilson offers an excellent look at the latest build of Mozilla for the Mac. Mozilla is the Open-Source effort to build the next version of Netscape's browser. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MacInTouch has information on a new NDS security bug, information on Mac availability, product news, reader comments on Mac Os 9's auto-update feature, information on a performance problem with Mac OS 9, news that some Mac are stil lnot shipping with Mac OS 9, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, November 12th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac/Apple News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Interviews
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Low End Mac

Gaming on a Mac
Eric "Zoltan" DeStefano explains, very nicely, why PCs are superior gaming machines. Most of the Mac Observer staff wouldn't work on a PC, even to play games, but <r. Stefano points out where Apple needs to improve its gaming offerings. A very good read.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Show time for DTV
Robert Morgan sounds off about the future of deregulated TV and its implications for the Mac. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:30 PM]
IMG has news that Madden NFL 2000 is shipping, information about a new game called AlphaNatix, news on Diablo II, information that a Mac programmer is needed for Fly!, and news about the Championship Manager 3 demo.

Time Digital

Gates Hangs Tough at Shareholders Meeting
This article covers Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting yesterday and takes a tough stance on the company. Included is a comment about Mac Office and Internet Explorer threats.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - "Everyone On The Bus We're Off To Camp Apple" - Apple's Summer Camps
Old Mac Cotton looks at the many annual sales conferences and other inside Apple events. Always informative and entertaining.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:35 AM]
MGL has information on more Quake III: Arena characters, information on a company looking for a programmer for a FLY add-on, information on a Voodoo3 driver fix, some GameRanger news, links to a report from Thresh's FiringSquad on Quake III, information on a WarCraft II tournament, information about Oni and Internet play, information from a reader on Outpost.com, an update on Mac Diablo II, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

Seybold Tokyo 1999
Joel Breckinridge offers a report from Seybold Tokyo. The report centers around font technologies and offers more information than just a Seybold report. A good read.

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MacInTouch has information on the Apple Store's sales policies, plenty of product news, reader information on Avid, and information on Mac shipping with MacOS 8.6.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, November 11th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Announcements
Interviews
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Tips
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [4:30 PM]
MGL has added information on Rainbow Six, links to a Diablo II desktop picture, an update on the status of Mac Voyager, information on Descent 3, and news that Star Trek Encyclopedia 3.0 is shipping.

News Summary [9:35 AM]
MGL has information on the Championship Manager 99/00 Demo, information on Mac TNT/TNT2 drivers, links to an interview with Chimera Project Leaders, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:30 PM]
IMG has information from Ambrosia, news on GameRanger, news on Toy Story 2 games and web site, and links to an interview with Tim Sweeny of Epic Games.

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Open sesame
Mac the knife has information on MetaCreations and Adobe (Think Merger), more rumors from Adobe on PhotoDeluxe, and some rumors from the video world. Always informative, a good read.

MacSimple

Si(g)ns of (C)omission: Lessons we hope Apple learns from the Microsoft anti-trust case
Rodney O. Laine looks at the Microsoft antitrust trial from several perspectives. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MacInTouch has unfortunately returned to the more confusing format they used for many years. They have information on issues with Bind (the domain name server), information on security issues with Quicken Deluxe, information on an expected Microsoft announcement, product news, and several updated special reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, November 10th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
QuickTime Live! Conference Stories
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Announcements
Humor
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [3:50 PM]
MGL has been updated with information on the Quake III: Arena Demo, information on the TNT/TNT2 driver project, information on the Descent 3 Demo, an update on Bugdom 1.0.3, news that Bakudanjin has been released, information on the November issue of Ambrosia Times, news that Age of Empires 1.3 has been released, news on Oni, news that RUNE may come to the Mac, links to a preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to a new Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, some news on Quake III: Arena, news on Star Wars E1: Racer, information on a new release (7) of Mac Vodooo3 reference drivers, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:45 PM]
IMG has links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force preview, news that Bakudanjin 1.0 has been released, news that the TacOps 3.0 Demo has been released, and an update on Bugdom.

MacWeek

iGeek - Does i-Bench matter?
Our friend David K. Every has a new gig writing for MacWeek. In his debut column, Mr. Every addreses the fallacies of benchmark tests.

The O'Grady Files - Pervasive computing
Jason O'Grady peers into the future of mobile computing. A good read.

Low End Mac

Listen to the iMac
Paulo Rodrigues focuses on the new iMac line's Harmon Kardon sound system as one of the better features of the new computers.

MacSoldiers

Apple Branded Stores Have Merit
Jon Bonner looks at the retail situation for Apple and though helikes what he sees as far as results go, he thinks that retail Apple Stores maybe the way of the future. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:20 AM]
MacInTouch has information on several announcements made at the QuickTime Live! conference, news that Avid has announced a restructuring, information on a Mac OS 9 patch from HP, information on AirPort wireless networking in Apple's Technical Info Library, updated information on web security certificate expiration, information from readers being forced to pay for a Mac OS 9 update when purchasing new Macs, information on a new virus for PCs, information on Apple stock, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, November 9th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
QuickTime Live! Announcements
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Apple Recipes
Site and Column Summaries

MacSimple

Say What?!?
This is a rebuttal to Ben Grogan's column listed below. You have to love a site that will post a rebuttal to their own content. :-)

The Truth Shall Set You Free, But First It Will Irritate You
Ben Grogan thinks that there aren't that many Mac tip columns around (a fact that we take issue with judging from the number of tip articles to which we link ona daily basis). He backs this up with other issues as well. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:30 PM]
IMG has news from Bungie, news on a new Mac gaming site called Clan MacGaming, news on the next Unreal Tournament Demo, and links to some nw Halo Screenshots at The Core.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Odyssey of Mystery
John Farr tells us about his travles and his PowerBook. Very entertaining.

MacCentral

IHNATKO 48 - The Wicked Witch Is Seeking Positive Spin
Andy Ihnatko delves into the Microsoft "thing" and does so with his customary wit and gusto. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Good-Bye, Apple Dealer
Dan Knight looks at independent Apple dealers. Going back to his first part time job with an Apple dealer and looking, he examines current market conditions and recent trends from Apple itself. A very good read.

View From The Classroom - Mac OS 9: I Think I Like It!
Steve Wood explores Mac OS 9. While he is not pleased with the process of getting it, he is pleased with what he sees.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [9:40 AM]
MGL has links to a new Daikatana screenshot, links to a WarCraft III editorial, links to some tips for Unreal Tournament, some Heavy Metal: FAKK2 information, information on a Mac StarCraft Total Conversion, links to some Quake III: Arena character sketches, information from Bungie Software, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to an exclusive Quake III: Arena screenshot, information on new Mac Voodoo3 reference drivers, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM]
MacInTouch has posted a poll asking readers which design they use (go vote for the "current" design). They have information on AirPort, information on an Outlook security hole, links to two different perspectives on the Microsoft anti-trust trial, information on problems with Formac SCSI cards, information on the RealPlayer 7 beta release, information on a Y2K problem involving electronic authentication certificates, lots of product news, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, November 8th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Microsoft Trial Related Stories and Opinions
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:00 PM]
IMG has informationon the new Descent III Demo, information on a new footpedal available for the Mac, and information on a new Myth II Conversion.

MacSimple

Microsoft and Apple- the Findings of Fact
MacSimple offers excerpts of specific passages from Judge Jackson's Finding of Facts in the Microsoft Anti-trust trisl that deal specifically with Apple.

Salon.com

It reads like a novel
Mark Gimein offers a concise breakdown of Judge Jackson's Finding of Facts in the Microsoft anti-trust trial. A good read, very informative.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Apple's Video Breakthrough
John Martellaro looks into what he thinks may be in our future as far as products from Apple go. This is a great read and we can only hope Mr. Martellaro is correct.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [10:46 AM]
MGL has excerpts from a Daikatana chat log, information on a Mac version of Anachronox, links to a Preview of Halo, links to some OpenGL 1.1.2 benchmarks, links to preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to an Alice interview, links to a Voyager: Elite Force Q&A, information on RAVE vs. OpenGL for Unreal Tournament, an update on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, information on WarCraft II: Battle.net Edition, the Madden NFL 2000 system requirements, informationon a new Total Annihilation site, a Quake III: Arena Tips of the Day, links to a Descent 3 Demo, two reviews of their own, informationon the latest MacMAME, informationon the Mac Half-Life petition, informationon Starsiege: Tribes 2, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:38 AM]
MacInTouch has changed their layout again back to what we consider to be the much more confusing organization before their last redeisgn. The site has information on the Microsoft trial, iMac clones, product news, and several update reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, November 5th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Announcements
Interviews
Reviews
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

On The Register - It was a boring show
Tony Smith looks into the expo event held in the UK every year. He finds it somewhat wanting. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:35 PM]
IMG has information on a new WWII Online Website, an update on Madden 2000, links to some new Quake 3 Arena Screenshots, and information on a sale from Spiderweb.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - Apple's Worldwide Reach Is Due, In Large Part To WorldScript
The history of Apple's early world expansion. Always informative and a good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - Y2K: Apocalypse Not
Charles Moore breaks down the Y2K predictions from the last 18 months and looks at how they worked out. A very good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [10:46 AM]
MGL has links to a preview of Shadowbane, an update on Starsiege: Tribes 2, comments from the GoD CEO on Blair Witch games, information about their own give away of Madden NFL 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:44 AM]
MacInTouch has updated information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, news that some people have begun to receive their AirPort bases, news about Apple's stock performance, product news, information on a company that renewed their Mac support, information about Mac availability in Canada, information on a Photoshop 5.5 AltiVec bug, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, November 4th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Other News Links
Rumors
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [3:15 PM]
MGL has added information on Oni, an update on Mac TNT/TNT2 drivers, information on the fate of Connectix Virtual Game Station, some tips for Unreal Tournament, links to a Diablo II chat transcript, links to Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation screenshots, links to an article on on character representation, links to a Pharaoh chat, infromation from Westlake Interactive, some Total Annihilation information, information on the possible buyout of GT Interactive.

News Summary [9:50 AM]
MGL has links to a preview of Daikatana, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Write once, publish anywhere?
Robert Morgan explores the future of digitalconvergence in the document world. Intereting, a good read.

MacSpeedZone

The Resurrected Mac - You're Losing All Your Memory! What To Do?
Lon Poole has tips and explanations on memory for the Mac. A good read.

Applelinks

Abacus - House of Stone
Del Miller takes through a beautifully written metaphor for change, computers, and the meaning of life. Very well written, a greta read.

MacOPINION

The Road Warrior - $1599 iBook vs. $1599 WallStreet -- Which Is The Best Value?
Charles Moore bangs on the iBook and compares it to some Wall Street PowerBook deals available. His results may surprise you. A good read.

Mac Skeptic - Stuffit Nightmare
Marc Zeedar seems a little tense about the latest version of Stuffit. He backs that up with background and facts. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac User for a Month #2
Eric DeStefano gives us an update in his fascinating journal documenting his effort to be a Mac user for a month. Mr. DeStefano is a PC user who is taking the plunge to being a Machead. This series makes for great reading.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:45 AM]
MacInTouch has updated information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, information on Apple's tock performance, and plenty of product news, Mac OS 9 tips.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [9:10 AM]
IMG has information on Traitor's Gate, news about StarBound II, links to a Pharaoh Chat, and links to eighteen New Tomb Raider 4 Screenshots.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, November 3rd, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Internet/Computer Industry Links
Announcements
Interviews
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Tips
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:45 PM]
IMG has an update on Wheel of Time, news from Freeverse, news about Myth 2 Support in Case's Ladder, links to a Graeme Devine Interview, links to a Blair Witch Interview, news about Bungie's Letters to the Webmaster, news on updated from Ambrosia, links to MGL's Nocturne Event Report, and some news about their site stats.

MacReviewZone

Buyer's Guide - Closeout Deals on the remaining stock of Rev. D iMacs.
MacReviewZone has compiled a list of closeout deals for the 333 MHz iMacs. Handy if you are looking for a deal.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:45 AM]
MacInTouch has updated information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, information on Apple Cinema Display, ifnromation on the AppleShare IP 6.3 update, product news, news that Mac OS 9 is incompatible with USB cards and other USB news, and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [8:44 AM]
MGL has links to the 35th Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, links to a "Mac Graphics Card Roundup," information on a new Myth II: Soulblighter Ladder , links to a Spades Deluxe 2.0 and Setback Deluxe preview, information on Heavy Metal: FAKK2, information on a new MGL Newsletter, information on Quake III: Arena, information on accessing bungie.org, links to a Madden NFL 2000 preview, news from Carrot Software, information on Voodoo3 and Myth II, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, November 2nd, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Apple/Dell Education Stories
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements
Other News Links
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:30 PM]
IMG has links to Duke Nukem Forever Screen Shots, information from Bungie about the gaming company not attending MWSF, and news from 3dfx including a series of interviews with prominent Mac gaming proponents.

MacoPINION

Utopia Planitia - In Search of the Perfect Truth
John Martellaro got an interesting e-mail from someone that could not have sent it... :-) Mr. Martellaro responds. A very good read.

Mac Skeptic - Missing the Point - The USB 2-Firewire Debate
Jeff Lewis wades into the FireWire vs. USB 2 debate. Informative.

Mac Intelligence - Where's Java 2?
Philip Machanick wonders where the heck Apple's support for Java is considering the lack of a JDK that works with the latest Java release from Sun, over a year ago.

MacSpeedZone

AppleTalk - Is Now The Time To Cash In Your Apple Stock?
Mark Ware looks at Apple's stock performance.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - After Moore's Law: Why multiple processors matter
Dan Knight explores life at the end of the Physics trail in processor development.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:19 AM]
MacInTouch has information from Apple on their educational market share, information on Imatec, more updsates to their Mac OS 9 Compatibility report, some product news, information on ObjectSupportLib, information on the ATI Xclaim VR 128 cards, and some updated special reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [8:44 AM]
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, some news on FLY! , links to a Unreal Tournament editorial, links to a new Mac Unreal Tournament fan site, information from the Shadowbane developers, information on American McGee's Alice for the Mac, information on a new sale from MAC-O-RAMA, information on a GameRanger update, the first Duke Nukem Forever screenshots, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, November 1st, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:45 PM]
IMG has shipping info on King of Dragon Pass, information on pre-ordering Heroes of Might and Magic III, news on the latest release of GameRanger, and information on a Gravis Xterminator Driver Snafu.

MacSimple

Simply Stated - The Databases of Autumn
Rob Stevenson sounds off on Database tools.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Apple's Newfound Wealth: What Will Become of It?
John Martellaro peeks into the future by putting 2 and 2 together along with the value of Pi and some other funky equations. We think he may be right on the money too. A great read as always.

The Farr Site - Help, I'm an Art Form!
John Farr reflect on his path to today and tells us more about moving. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Fujitsu's iMac Clone
Dan Knight went digging on the full scoop on Fujitsu's Pliché. A good read.

Macinschool - Is Steve Fiddling while Apple's Education Market Share Burns?
Steve Woods takes a detailed look at Apple's education sales. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:45 AM]
MacInTouch has updated information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, information on a a viral infection in an Artec USB scanner driver file, information on At Ease incompatibility, lots of product news, several tips on work-arounds for Mac OS incompatibilities, information on Xclaim 128 VR, information on issues surrounding ObjectSupportLib, and some updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [8:44 AM]
MGL has information on Velocity Engine enhancements for Unreal Tournament, links to a new Anachronox screenshot, news about Castle Wolfenstein 2000, information on Unreal Tournament Demo, news from bungie.org, infomration on pre-orders for Heroes of Might & Magic III, information on Brutal Impact 1.0b5, information on a new Civil War Myth II conversion, links to a preview of Combat Mission, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

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